§ Col. Sir Harwood Harrison
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the weekly cost, to the latest convenient date, of holding a person in (a) prison, (b) Borstal and (c) detention centre, respectively. Vol. 874202W
§ Dr. Summerskill
In England and Wales in the financial year 1972–73—the latest year for which information is available—the average weekly cost of keeping a male inmate in the several types of establishment was as follows:
(a) prisons and remand centres £33.72 (b) borstals and young prisoner centres. £41.35 (c) detention centres £37.76
Similar breakdowns for women s establishments are not available, but the average weekly cost of keeping a female inmate in 1972–73 was £46.51.